Neyland woman takes on Meningitis UK ambassador role
10:20am Saturday 16th June 2012 in News
A Neyland woman is delighted to have been made a community ambassador for Meningitis UK and is determined to raise awareness following the tragic death of her baby at Christmas.
Nikki Busby and her family have been raising money and awareness since the sudden death of ten-month-old Kadyn and Nikki is embracing her new role as community ambassador - supporting and campaigning for the lifesaving work of Meningitis UK in the area.
Nikki said: “Every week, six families face the traumatic loss of a loved one to meningitis. By working with the local community we hope to increase awareness of meningitis to ensure people act quickly and seek early treatment. Also through community support we can raise vital funds in support of our life-saving research.
“After tragically losing my ten-month-old son Kadyn to meningococcal septicaemia I have since learned that very little is known about this devastating disease.
“He showed no signs of being ill, which goes to show never wait for a rash to appear, a common but late sign of meningitis and septicaemia.
“My wish is to raise as much awareness as I can on meningitis so everybody can be more aware and seek medical help urgently should they need to while raising urgent funds needed to find a vaccine to stamp out all kinds of meningitis,” said Nikki.
Nikki is the local contact for fundraising and information enquiries. She can be contacted via 35 College Park, Neyland, by calling 07429 957853 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.